2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Saslaw
SCHEV - Graduate Survey

Item 143 #1s

Item 143 #1s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2019 $0 FY2020 $1,250,000 GF

Page 187, line 36, strike "$17,205,107" and insert "$18,455,107".

Page 190, after line 6 insert:

"Q. Out of this appropriation $1,250,000 in the second year from the general fund is designated for the administration of a one-time survey of graduates of public institutions of higher education.  The survey shall be designed to enable Virginia to answer fundamental questions about the value and impact of undergraduate education and complement existing research on wages of college graduates derived from the Virginia Longitudinal Data System.  The results of the survey shall be used to guide future policy decisions in alignment with the priorities of the Governor and the General Assembly."


(This amendment facilitates, as part of State Council of Higher Education for Virginia's effort to better assess and communicate the value of higher education, SCHEV proposed in its October 2018 budget recommendations to include funding for the one-time administration of a graduate survey. SCHEV staff created a Graduate Outcomes Taskforce in spring 2018 and has worked closely with institutions to provide input on the survey. The survey is expected to enable Virginia to assess the value and impact of higher education through direct student feedback. SCHEV plans to combine this information with the wage data it currently produces through the Virginia Longitudinal Data System. The budget request encompasses surveying public institution graduates with sufficient sampling to yield results at the state, institution, and program level, as well as student demographic information.)